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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Soil Conservation ______________________Board of directors outlines plan of operation for 1988 By CARL F ENGLERTH District Conservationist The Comal Guadalupe Soil and Water Const*nation District board had its regular scheduled annual work session to develop the annual plan of operation for 1988 Your Con sedation District directors for I HHH will be Daniel Harborth chairman and director of Zone 5. Larry Damerau vice chairman and director of Zone 3. Milton Dietert secretary and director of Zone 4 Raymond Abel director of Zone 2 and Man Rompel director of Zone I The direc tors planned their opera Hon and priorities around four major concerns of the district The major com ems and priorities are soil and water erosion. Food Security Act of 1985 (addressing highly erodible land', brush and weed control, and water conservation The district requested the technical agency the Soil Conservation Service to assist in putting major emphasis in these major concerns during 1988 Highlights of activities planned for the year are the annual contest and awards special tours area fish deliveries and participation in local, regional and state meetings to promote the soil and water conservation program The district will again co-sponsor the annual essay and poster contest with local civic dubs in the district which will be in January and is now in progress The annual land and grass judging contest co-sponsored with the Comal County Young Farmers will be in Oc tuber The contest is to encourage those students interested in agriculture to become more familiar with soil. water and plant resources and to assist them in the art and science of land and grass judging The district has planned four special tours in IWW to promote the use of conservation practices The first tour will be the Soil Stewardship Tour for Ministers in the district to promote the observance of Soil Stewardship Week in May The ministers tour will Ive in New Braunfels this year The annual Agriculture Conservation Apprecia tion Day Tour is being planned bet ween Seguin and New Braunfels in June There will also be a Pasture and Brush Tour to be in Seguin in April The district is also planning another ranch tour to be in the New Braunfels area in October The district will also sponsor selected students in 4 H and FFA to attend tne annual Range Camp in cooperation with the Countv 4 H and vocational agriculture programs of local high schools It is interesting to note that this area has had some outstanding vo-ag students and 4 H members to attend the camp and br mg recognition upon their schools and organizations The district planned to provide special awards to persons and organizations who have contributed to soil, water and plant conservation during the past year The director*' sele< t individuals who have neon responsive in practicing and en couraging conservation >n their com munitv Selections will ive mane m the categories of conservation farmer randier homemaker teacher business professional and news media as well as other penal recognition the directors mav choose to make The directors made plans to atterr the district regional and -'tate < or sen at ion Association mo-e* redeveloping conservation programs for the future and recommend legislation that will benefit the con serv ation program The dire* tors made plans to make changes in their conservation equip ment rental programs The district is not a taxing entity and therefore relies on funds raised from district equipment rental programs and funds (mm donations Die district directors will also be looking forward to agisting then coojierating farmers and ranchers through the support of the Soil Con t . *: ‘J Conservation District Board of Directors and the SCS take this op portunity to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous ( nnsei cation NewPopulations skid in farm, energy states On the I load WASHINGTON AP Farm and energy depressed states continue to lose residents while the south and the West are booming with states such as Florida and California posting large population gains in the 198ns the Census Bureau say s Florida s population has grown 23 percent since I tv*! pushing it past Pennsylvania to tvecome the nation s fourth most populous slate after ( alifomia New york and Texas the bureau said Tuesday Meanwhile Vla'ka the least populous state at the time of the I'M*' census is now second smallest with an estimated population of ;    •• Wyoming now ranks last with a population of 4‘«o ii* The estimated mid DRC overall I S p*vpula tionwas24 v* ■■ up from 241 •• ■■ in mid •si and22* 4» in I vt The bureau said the south anil the West con tmue to be the fastest growing regions act <*un ting for i:> million of the nation s IT million in crease in population since I a* However population losses continued be’ wwn 19H» and 1987 in the farm states of Iowa Nebraska North Dakota Montana and Idaho Iowa was down from to 2 HA million from 2 8, million in 1986 Nebraska wa- down to I 59 million from I 60 million North Dakota to 672 from    Montana    to    *«>    from 817 •*».» and Idaho’ #*«8 ••- from ; •: ic.- n Fnergv depress*^ states such as Louisiana Oklahoma West Virginia and VV coming als* showed losses and Texas grew far more stow!;, than earlier in the des ade the agene > said Louisiana declined to 4 million from 4 -million in PR** Oklahoma to ! 27 nu.non from I 31 million in i s** West V irginsa to I «> rn. hon from I 92 million and Wyoming to 49* »» fron * “ sn 198# Florida with a mid 198“ popula 12 02 million nudged Pennsylvania II 94 million into fifth place the bur pui Florida was the only state in this decade to cause a shift in the relative rank of the nation > Top IO states Those states in their present order and estimated population, are California 27 w million New York 17 82 million Texas lf 79 million Florida 12 02 million Pennsylvania ll 94 million Illinois ll 58 million Ohio I* 7k million Michigan 9 20 million New horse) 7 63 million and North Carolina * 41 r Pennsylvania despite its drop in rease in population I 94 million is up fi II 86 million in 198 > are only estimate our best guess*-- Yan. VS ilktnson -a Management system rates county roads rank posted an lr 1987 estimate of million in 198* arn The new art- provi! Bureau so# figure onai sesman iii ion relative Its mid im ll 89 Thev F gal w a* Rankeit seventh al the * me sus Florida moved past < >hio Illinois in 198# ii th Job creation will falter in 1988, economists say Pet Corner Nh VS y (IRK SF The t Illy to create jcg** will (Mer rvearlv five vrafs th and moist new posi businesses offering ill « 'v of strong gr< lions will tie in bu ’ie employ men slim I alist s say Ihev attribute the de* lim ;n quan t!v and quail!v of new jobs to the s t ’,9 stuck market co..apx* chang • g pipulation patterns tougher management and the inevitable maturing pro* eve in a * veil* a1 e*. cranny \ mer ic «i s great jot* generafitvn mat him will run out t»f steam in ♦.v said Richard Hr iou* a labor »** «o*<mi*t at tm t en;fermi «• Board a Nt w V ( • k bus:new ro-o-ar* h group hi one of live bluntest assessments it I 9 employmrnt the group predicted Tuesday that the numtver of mw jot*" will tumble to about I 5 million next year roughly half those getterate*l in 1987 Both labor amt industry sav the esanomic dynamo that has treated at ■sit 12 million new jot" sime Pie last reiessuvn is stumbi mg although thev disagree on flow that will aff#** t . ae- employ ment Henry s* he* titer ^Veputv director of economic research for the AFL CIO said a growing inflation rate ie* im in housing construct rat slug gish auto sales relentlevs growth in imports ami * utba* ks in government budgets ail wtvuid contribute to fewer new y* it vs, next year How bad that will tie I wont define in terms of numbers he said Hr loos attribute*! part of the • ieteriorating jot» outL«>K lo a predi* Hon that the population of Vmern ans seeking work will grow faster than new employment opportunities In addition the latvor force will tie icreasingiv of what >ther economists call employees    a group part time temporary of layoffs if comprised Beious and contingent that will fii job* ami face higher lhee*om»my shrinks I’m-se economists contend tm .ayoff risk has !<ern aggravated tv the stock market « rash wtoch hurt the abilitv of companies to ra se v ir heat if able usa a.. monev bv sailing sh* k native is to twrTuw monev make corporate exes ut gresAive in cutting costs pay increased debts Many managers are g My (tad we re either high e*1 of over ieverage*l Ii That s not tm kind of en TTv tmh w g to say lev efag His said ronment agnosis o trikes fear cat owners Tm one of tm* deadliest tho tats and such a diugn means a death sentence for the cat Now though cat owners can pro t»** t tmir pets against this killer w ti ionikoceii a new va** sn** froir Norden La moral ones Lnfortunate Iv although tm v a* * im* * at. prevent f - pl | I s«f-*    1 * ; N of I p *14 Cli** * ti f# have a1 readv f««-en diagnosed as hav mg FeLV I he Leukoceii v accine is « a series of thro** * ats 9 weeks of age i booster shots will ontmued protection a* where y»Hi p.av Mr human resources N iUV ITIV ate anaiy sts ais*' f<>res**e an evitable cyclical slowdown in nuns mr of j*rf 1982 when the I re ate re* es* th ate sin on emle* 1 lf you assume we have some growth next year if we ion t have an outright re* ession we will still get some jot* growth but much less than rn 1987 said Sandra Shalier un economist with the Futures Grout a w uvhington fore* ast mg firm Shatter predicted a I * ent rate of jot) growth next year compared with tm 2 * per*ent growth rat** tm firm fore* ast for this year Tm gains will come largely from increased manufacturing while the fman* a1 a-rv I* es ami retail tra*te businesses will sui ter she said Other* also fores***- more gains in \mertcan manufacturing largely as Hie result of the <ioilur \ depre* ta Hon which has made I S made g»HHfs cheaper arui more com petltiv e WEEKEND MARKET This Friday, Saturday & Sunday pen Every Weeken New Shops Added Every Week! •Arts b Crafts •Ceramics •Small Business •Charity Fund Raising Booths •Plants •Farmer's Market •Garage Sales •Tools •Antiques •Cut Glass •Furniture •Jewelry •Toys •Arui Many Other Items All indoors for your comfort Et convenience Plenty of Paved Parking At the Former GIBSON BUILDING in New Braunfels 1661 So. Seguin (FM 725)    ^Ti~«    ^ OPEN: Friday Et Saturday 9 6 Sunday - 12 6 si 111 is WI I Kl NI) M SHM I SO VI OI IS IM 7*4 IM »W SIOWS For Space Information or Other Details Call 625 6981. 625 9590. or 625 7038 V surpassed < by 4 rniilk i and by on since t ms) nj m pe*> Texa ie eta Bv C B MAC McCOY Comal County Enqmee* The big thing rn >uu departments and eitv p iMh -organizations thus*- day something called a pav** management system The idea take a management appn a ct maintenance of local roads Actually the implement at tor range from one administrator » mg his territory analyzing » Hons and applying funds ail th< up to a sophisticate*! c*-input* infrastructure manage! astern with preconstn* ted r forms and rating factor' I our road department ha' ’a middle of the road course j of the current technology VV. developing a simplified sop system that will print out a con inventorv of the road >* stem an litter pans by grooming one another allow input of data and I and by 'ne**zmg Infected * at> shouk be remov ed from th#* household oi otherwise N**parate<1 frt,m other cats There is no evidence however that four categories arteria FeLV can be passed from cats to subdivision streets and I humans duce a sonic tenty section of road defn We are defining traffic volumes accident records, historical maintenance costs and d tta relating to drainage surface tv p#- condition and rideability The inventory includes notations chout ’he condition of each item F or example is a road failing or near failure What causing the failure Where •me the recurring problems LH' ditches need cleaning'’ Are i verts open Have they failed'* Ar# they crge enough Is the pavement cracking rutting shoving 1 The program is t,emg designed to reduce ad of this data to a specific rating fur ear! section of county road The resulting information will nelp let ermine whether to apply routine maintenance seal coat rehabilitation or reconstruction of a particular s#*< tio» of road and along Aith budget considerations, when to lo it The bottom line to this whole thing - to attempt to get the most t>enefi’ for the tax dollar spent DAVID MAY 7h,*' column is provided as a >er i /ce by !ht‘ I omul ('aunty \ etennary \tedica. Associ<itton Held measurements ate tamed of right -of way a ment width passing sight and other measurable *’ea Herald-Zfitun? sikhs co Dram or older Aim then provide through*‘Ut tta y**-t s life Norden rtsommends that cats t<*-tested for feline leukemia befur* the series of thro*- vaccinations .s ad ministered Although the v at cine w ill not harm * ats that are mf#s ted with k el V it won’ heij either If your ca! tests positive it means only that the cat was arn mg tta* virus at the time Of the test I* Joes not m« an that the cat teas d**veh>tMsi or will tlevelccf1 a IeLV related disease If vour cat Ka*' t**s: p**sitive tug no symp toms have it retested at least twice to rule ‘Hit readings Symptoms of FeLV are loss of ap jietite weigh! loss fever anemia lethargy and enlargement of the Iv mph no»i**s ounds don t heal east Iv in cats that are infected with keLV and such cats are also much more vulnerable to other illnesses fie* a use Hie disease weakens tta* im mum* system Respiratory problems anti n*prcKlucnve failure are also symptoms of FeLV FeLV is contagious and saliva is probably the major source of transmission t ats pass the infection through shared (#*edmg dishes and start i nu III FUSI HY semi-AN NUA I CLEARANCE 25% to 50% Va ON OUK FAMOUS LAUK!. 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